Boeing and Myanmar National Airlines celebrated the delivery of its first next-generation 737-800 leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing arm of GE. The celebration also marked the first all-new Boeing airplane to be delivered to any Myanmar-based airline.
The airplane is the first to feature Myanmar National Airlines’ new livery and interior, and the airline plans to expand its network outsideMyanmar with the introduction of its 737.
Myanmar National Airlines CEO Than Tun, said: “Our new 737 will allow us to expand our network to international markets and offer an even better experience for our passengers. Investing in new technology aircraft such as the 737 will ensure Myanmar National Airlines continues to be the pride of the country and positions us for future success.”
Myanmar National Airlines, previously Myanmar Airways, has the most extensive route network within Myanmar, serving more than 25 domestic locations, and is headquartered in Yangon. Founded in 1948 as Union of Burma Airways, the flag carrier is also one of Asia’s pioneering airlines.
Dr. Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president of Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said: “Boeing is honoured to be a part of this very important milestone for Myanmar National Airlines. A new, fuel efficient aircraft such as the next-generation 737 will provide Myanmar National Airlines with the market-leading efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort, it needs to continue to prosper and grow in the region. We look forward to supporting their growth and prosperous future together.”